I do not have a problem with teamwork and continuing part-time care. However, this excuse is trotted out every time money has to be saved. It's a form of emotional blackmail of already hard-pressed nursing staff.

I do not have a problem with teamwork and continuing part-time care. However, this excuse is trotted out every time money has to be saved. It's a form of emotional blackmail of already hard-pressed nursing staff.

It strikes me that if some 200 staff can give up a day a week there should be some serious questions asked about how this is achieved. This totals some 1,500 hrs a week when those staff apparently do not need to work.

Alternatively, has anyone thought about the impact on those 200 staff when they return to work and have to play catch-up once a week?

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